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This year because of our living circumstances we will only be putting up a Charlie Brown Christmas tree. As all of our ornaments & decorations are buried in storage until after Christmas, my husband suggested that we hand make all of the ornaments for this tree. Challenge accepted. We already have made a few here & there throughout the season.
Last night we made a couple more for our tree. My daughter loves Hello Kitty & since she is such an easy figure to make, that was our first project of the night.
What you will need:
A medium-sized plastic Christmas ball
White, yellow & black foam sheets
Hot glue & school glue (Always operate caution when using. Not recommended for small children to use)
Stuff the inside of the ornament with cotton balls until jam-packed. My daughter loved this. This is a great fine motor skill activity too.
Cut two triangles for ears out of the white foam. Put glue on the front & back and cover in a light layer of cotton.
Use the hot glue to glue ears into place. For best results apply glue to the ear not the ball.
Cut 2 black ovals out of the foam & one yellow one. Cut a pipe cleaner into six equal pieces & cut a bow out of the red felt. Use a Sharpie to draw in detail on the bow.
Glue all pieces into place using the hot glue. Buy hooks for your ornament or use a pipe cleaner or string to hang.
We made one more ornament.
Mai loves to draw & I adore her drawings. I wanted a hand drawn ornament for our tree.
For this ornament, I drew & cut out 2 identical ornament shapes out of an old cardboard food box.
I glued them together with a loop of yarn in between.
I painted the top portion silver & let it dry.
I glued the ornament down onto a piece of red construction paper & then cut the excess off to form a circle. I did this for both sides.
I cut two smaller white circles & gave them to Mai. I asked her to draw on both pieces.
While she drew, I added a bead of glue around the edge of the ball & sprinkled glitter on it. It gives it a lovely sparkly outline & covers up the seam where the cardboard & the paper meet.
When she was done drawing, I glued her drawings on both ends. This picture is of the whole family looking out the window. I will treasure this one forever.
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These are awesome and seriously my girls love Hello Kitty, so might have to give a whirl to now. Thanks Kim 😉